Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Bering Sea, 312 mi southwest of Unalaska, Aleutians West (CA), Alaska, USA, on Saturday, 14 January 1956 at 14:08 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 47 km depth
Date & time: 14 Jan 1956 14:08:52 UTC
Depth: 46.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 51.635°N / 173.029°W (Bering Sea, Alaska, United States)
Nearest volcano: Seguam (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) SE of Atka (pop: 64) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) E of Adak (pop: 332) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) WSW of Nikolski (pop: 18) --> See nearby quakes!
503 km (312 mi) WSW of Unalaska (pop: 4,490) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||47 km||Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska (USA)||USGS|
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